1. Delhi Priest held for rape on Janmashtami
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-30 at 01:20:08

    Two minor girls aged seven and eight were raped in a south Delhi temple by a 70yearold priest on Janmashtami day at a time when celebrations were on in full swing

    4455 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4311 retweets and 17 favorites
    16 shares and 9 likes on Facebook

  2. PM Narendra Modi Leaves for Japan: 10-Point Guide to His 5-Day Visit
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-30 at 08:41:05

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan at 6 this morning for a five-day visit, his first major bilateral trip since taking over in May.

    3332 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3062 retweets and 119 favorites
    31 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. 90% of Telangana ministers face criminal charges
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-30 at 05:39:18

    Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao are the only two chief ministers of the country who face criminal charges.

    2440 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2196 retweets and 23 favorites
    92 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. 33-Year-Old Slice of Princess Diana’s Wedding Cake Auctioned
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-30 at 08:19:55

    A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

    1381 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 1213 retweets and 51 favorites
    14 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. BJP offered me Delhi CM’s chair: Kumar Vishwas
    Published by ABP News on 2014-08-30 at 09:21:01

    AAP leader Kumar Vishwas has stated that he was offered the chair of Delhi Chief Minister by the BJP, back in May.

    1257 Shares
    61 twitter shares, 1143 retweets and 44 favorites
    6 shares on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Passes $100 Million Mark
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-30 at 00:09:20

    The "Ice Bucket Challenge" viral craze has raised more than $100 million after sweeping the globe since its launch last month, organizers said Friday.

    1202 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1022 retweets and 27 favorites
    31 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  7. Teachers’ Day will be Modi Live in schools across country
    Published by Indian Express on 2014-08-30 at 03:21:53

    Top sources said the PMO has informally directed that it would like to have data on the programme’s viewership.

    1131 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 989 retweets and 47 favorites
    14 shares and 12 likes on Facebook

  8. Now, Narendra Modi Government Plans to Get You Walking on a Digital Cloud
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-30 at 07:37:56

    The government is working on an ambitious plan to provide each citizen with a "unique digital cloud".

    871 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 659 retweets and 18 favorites
    67 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. 3rd ODI: India hope for an encore at Nottingham
    Published by IBNLive on 2014-08-30 at 09:02:09

    Fresh from a morale-boosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI on Saturday.

    857 Shares
    21 twitter shares, 12 retweets and 2 favorites
    7 shares and 810 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  10. Child Marriage on Rise in Kerala: UNICEF
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-30 at 02:53:11

    Kerala, the state that tops India’s literacy chart, is suddenly witnessing a spurt in child marriages, reports UNICEF.

    840 Shares
    74 twitter shares, 718 retweets and 25 favorites
    18 shares and 5 likes on Facebook

  11. EC asks political parties to declare all cash donations
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-30 at 07:12:51

    The Election Commission on Friday issued guidelines asking all political parties to declare cash donations received by them, irrespective of the amount, and annually submit to it accounts duly audited and certified by a chartered accountant.

    778 Shares
    42 twitter shares, 701 retweets and 28 favorites
    6 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  12. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Arun Shourie cleared hotel sale, ex-disinvestment secretary Baijal says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-30 at 06:25:45

    Asked about the CBI FIR against him, Pradeep Baijal said he had “nothing to comment on it as it has been 12 years since the decision was taken and everything was done according to procedure”.

    732 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 570 retweets and 38 favorites
    14 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. China or Japan? India does a balancing act
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-30 at 05:02:33

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to her counterpart Wang Yi and told him preparations are under way to ensure Xi had a highly successful visit to India next month.

    675 Shares
    47 twitter shares, 580 retweets and 39 favorites
    7 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  14. PMs speech a must view for all schools
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-08-30 at 00:55:20

    All schools across the country have to ensure children watch PM Narendra Modis live televised Teachers Day address on September 5 a directive from the human resource development ministry has said

    671 Shares
    74 twitter shares, 557 retweets and 15 favorites
    17 shares and 8 likes on Facebook

  15. Coalgate: CBI hails Birla, gives him clean chit
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-30 at 05:53:57

    In its report to the court seeking the closure of prosecution of Birla and Parakh, CBI has, in fact, praised the industrialist for generating around 1000MW of electricity from the captive power plants run on coal it sources from Talabira coal deposits.

    643 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 482 retweets and 26 favorites
    29 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Can consider tie-up with CPM, Mamata says
    Published by Times of India on 2014-08-30 at 07:31:31

    Averring that no one is "untouchable", West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday said her Trinamool Congress would consider and discuss the matter if a proposal for a tie-up came from her long-time foe CPM.

    642 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 406 retweets and 23 favorites
    86 shares and 25 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. PM Modi leaves for Japan on a five-day official visit
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-30 at 10:33:22

    India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan’s concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

    579 Shares
    45 twitter shares, 402 retweets and 45 favorites
    13 shares and 63 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones

  18. Four Indian-Origin Economists on IMF’s “Generation Next” List
    Published by NDTV on 2014-08-30 at 09:10:16

    Four Indian-origin economists have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy

    473 Shares
    55 twitter shares, 372 retweets and 32 favorites
    12 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. BJP tried to make me Delhi CM with support of 12 AAP MLAs, says Kumar Vishwas
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-08-30 at 09:46:16

    BJP rubbished Vishwas’ claim. “Even I can claim that Arvind Kejriwal had come to my house and offered to make me the CM," said a BJP MLA.

    373 Shares
    69 twitter shares, 238 retweets and 19 favorites
    29 shares and 15 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  20. Govt zeroes in on sites for ‘smart city’ plan
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-08-30 at 10:12:01

    A senior ministry official said the government has set 2019 as the deadline to deliver the first three smart cities, all of which will be built as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).

    359 Shares
    24 twitter shares, 225 retweets and 22 favorites
    14 shares and 70 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

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